Have you ever wondered why one person does well on a keto diet while another person feels horrible and can't lose a pound? Or why one person might suffer from weight resistance and fatigue despite eating a well balanced plant-based food plan?
Well... the answer lies in your genes.
The scientific study of individualized genetics and nutrition is known as nutritional genomics or “nutrigenomics”. Nutrigenomic testing accurately identifies each patients’ genetic protein variations to identify sites of metabolic weakness. These key proteins are involved in enzyme conversion, nutritional delivery and signaling pathways in the cell.
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) can affect a patient’s ability to regain and maintain their metabolic functionality. Abnormalities in specific SNPs can negatively affect many physiological and metabolic processes. Overcoming these metabolic weaknesses with the right supplement allows each patient to overcome their genetic weaknesses (SNPs) and maintain optimal health.
Keep in mind that just because a patient has a genetic variant (weakness), it does not mean they have or will have a disease. It just means they have a predisposition for a condition due to degraded capability, if exposed to the right environment, the defective gene may be responsible for the patient becoming ill. A Genomic SNP is like a crack in the foundation of a bridge. With nutrigenomic testing, we are able to identify the cracks in the foundation before they present as disease. Then with personalized, precision medicine, we can help patients avoid disease.
Nutrigenomic Testing evaluates 90 clinically relevant genes to provide you information on potential health susceptibilities so you can make dietary and lifestyle adjusts to protect your health long term.